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Officer on way to attend fire hurt in collision

By David Rak

A Seymour police officer has been released from hospital after a two-car collision in Wahring on Friday afternoon.

The officer was travelling along the Goulburn Valley Hwy about 4.45 pm when he hit a light pole after a vehicle failed to give way while leaving Moss Rd, Wahring.

The police officer, who was on his way to a nearby truck fire, was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital in Melbourne in a stable condition.

Seymour Highway Patrol Leading Senior Constable Andrew Wright said the officer sustained broken bones as a result of the collision.

The other driver, a male in his late 30s, was taken to Goulburn Valley Health with minor injuries.

Leading Sen Const Wright said it was important for people to be alert at intersections and take care when crossing.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Police want to speak with anyone who witnessed a high-speed pursuit involving a white Toyota Camry on Friday afternoon at about 2.25pm in the south bound lanes of the Hume Fwy near Tallarook. 

Police terminated the pursuit due to the risk involved to other road users after the deployment of road spikes failed to stop the vehicle. 

Anyone with information is urged to contact Seymour Police on  5735 0200 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police have received even more reports of stolen number plates in Seymour.

Where possible, people are urged to park their vehicles in a garage or behind a gate.

To avoid stolen plates being used in criminal activity, free anti-theft number plate screws and bolts are available from the Seymour Police Station.

A Croydon man, 38, will face the Seymour Magistrates' Court November 14 after he was stopped by police for traffic-related offences in Anzac Ave on September 5.

A search located cannabis and a knife in the male's possession which resulted in his arrest.